THE bus service connecting Gloucestershire's two biggest hospitals has been expanded.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) has announced that the revised 99 service connecting Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General hospitals will be operated by Pulham's Coaches.

Launched on Monday (August 14), the five-days-a-week service now includes eight stops as opposed to the previous five. One of the new stops is Arle Court Park and Ride in Cheltenham.

Bigger buses, which are WIFI enabled and have electricity sockets, will run on the route and it will now start earlier and finish later.